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Leonie Barrie

Leonie BarrieBiography

Leonie Barrie joined just-style as managing editor 14 years ago, and during that time has been instrumental in steering the site's editorial content and direction. Under her leadership, just-style has raised its profile internationally, and today boasts a team of contributors around the world who provide a unique blend of up-to-the-minute news, research and analysis on the apparel and footwear industry and its supply chain.

An experienced business journalist with a background in fashion and textiles, Leonie has written extensively about global sourcing and production, technology, emerging markets, as well as retail, brand and marketing strategies. She has also interviewed industry leaders across the globe. As managing editor Leonie has travelled around the world to gain first-hand experience of the industry in various countries, and continues to deliver keynote speeches, chair roundtable and panel sessions at conferences, and write about the international apparel industry and the challenges and opportunities it faces. 

Columns by Leonie Barrie


just-style editor Leonie Barrie shares her thoughts on some of the top stories in the news.

Articles by Leonie Barrie

Access to supplier product catalogues will help Walmart improve its shopping experienceWalmart taps into product content from suppliers 2 July 2015

Wal-Mart is tackling the problem of inconsistencies and inaccuracies in online product information by asking all suppliers and manufacturers to share their complete product catalogues with the retailer.

WEBINAR: Compliance: Why has it failed? 2 July 2015

Has compliance failed in the global garment industry? The answer is a resounding “yes” according to industry expert David Birnbaum, who suggests that instead of ensuring factory working standards, it has instead “become a license to permit child labour, lowest possible wages, and excessive overtime.”

Avantex trade fair for high-tech fashion fabrics 2 July 2015

Avantex, a trade fair for high-tech fashion fabrics, is launching in Paris later this year, with exhibitors from Europe and Asia.

C&AC&A to add "consistently accurate fit" label to garments 1 July 2015

Retailer C&A is to highlight the improved and consistent fit of garments across its size range with special labels on its latest ladies’ wear and denim ranges.

Nike president and CEO Mark Parker is being lined up as the companyPhil Knight to step down as Nike chairman 1 July 2015

Nike co-founder Phil Knight is to step down as the iconic sports brand’s chairman next year, and has recommended that current Nike chief executive, Mark Parker, succeeds him in the role.

Over 8,000 children working in Delhi garment industry 30 June 2015

More than 8,000 children are likely to be engaged in garment-related labour in India’s national capital Delhi, according to a recent report, of which the vast majority (up to 70%) could be girls.

Key pieces of US trade legislation have been signed into lawKey pieces of US trade agenda signed into law 30 June 2015

Two important trade measures have been signed into law by President Barack Obama, in a move applauded by US apparel, footwear and textile groups.

"World's lightest and finest" fabric launching in US 30 June 2015

What is claimed to be the finest and lightest clothing fabric in the world is now available in the North America.

The first national minimum wage for garment factory workers in Myanmar has been set at MMK3,600 (US$3.2) per dayMyanmar minimum wage set at US$3.2 per day 29 June 2015

The first national minimum wage for garment factory workers in Myanmar has been set at MMK3,600 (US$3.2) per day.

Far Eastern to invest $323m in Vietnam textiles hub 29 June 2015

Far Eastern New Century Corp, one of Tawian's leading textile conglomerates, is planning to invest TWD10bn (US$323m) to set up an integrated production site for yarn, fabrics, dyeing and apparel in Vietnam.

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